Richard Sherman explains Trent Williams scuffle

By Kevin Patra
Updated: Jan. 7, 2013 at 09:10 a.m.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman can shut down opposing wide receivers; however, opponents probably would rather he just shut up

Sherman and Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams got involved in a highly visible kerfuffle after the Seahawks 24-14 road win.

The Seahawks corner later explained the sequence that led to Williams' face push.

"He came up and tapped me, 'What's up now? I'll swing on you'," Sherman told USA Today Sports.

Sherman showed no fear of the 6-foot-5, 325-pound lineman. He said he told Williams to "Swing!" in a daring tone. "He told me was going to swing, and he swung. That's what he did, and that's that. He thought I was going to be scared. I'm not scared," Sherman said.

Williams later issued an apology.

Sherman said he was just trying to shake Williams' hand after the game, but the postgame taunting is an example of just how skilled the cornerback has become at burrowing underneath an adversary's skin.